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Physical Education AS/A Level at Godalming College

Course description

The PE course combines all the major elements of any study of sport. You will study three theory areas that cover the physiological, psychological and sociological aspects of sport. This will allow you to use a wide range of knowledge to explain how Physical Education can affect the mind, body and spirit of the performer.

The physiological aspects cover the anatomy and exercise physiology areas that will help us understand how our bodies move and what we can do to improve performance. The psychological areas help us understand how we can learn and how we can improve our teaching and coaching skills and the sociological areas help us understand the role of PE and sport in society and how it has become so important.

Course assessment: External exams, practical assessments and coursework.



During the second year, the format is very similar. You will study how physiological, psychological and contemporary issues all affect the performance of individuals in sport and how they create an opportunity for an athlete to reach elite levels.

Entry requirements

Grade C in English and Science and demonstrated competence in Physical Education.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Godalming College directly.

Last updated date: 07 April 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years